Friday, September 28, 2018

Clutter Busting Challenge September 2018

I'm purging 24 magazines this month.

My Purge Pile:

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Chicken Pasta Salad

1 (16 ounce) package corkscrew pasta

1 (8 ounce) bottle light Italian dressing

1 pound baked chicken breast, cubed

1 small onion, diced (optional)

1 cup diced green bell pepper

1 cup diced tomato

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil over high heat. Cook the pasta in boiling water, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain. Combine the pasta and the Italian dressing in a large bowl. Add the diced chicken breast, onion, bell pepper, and tomato; stir until well combined. Cover, and chill 2 hours or overnight.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Artist Trading Cards: Part 3

It's been almost 5 yrs. since my original post about trying to make ATC's with index cards, Artist Trading Cards: Part 1 and Artist Trading Cards: Part 2 was in December 2018. This time I decide to use craft paint to paint the remainder of the set of cards backgrounds. I thought it would help me create faster and I have lots of cards to do. I used magazine collage on these cards. I like how they turned out.

I decide to create a set of Chocolate themed cards. I named my cards from left to right, Rustic Tobacco, Fortress Stone, Jute Brown, and Fudge Truffle.

This card is called Pets.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Coloring Cards: Creative Expressions Part 2

I've been working on the coloring card box, Creative Expressions. I decide to give away 10 cards since my last post to my family: my husband, kids, and grandkids. It was a mix of this box and my first box of cards, Colorful Blessings that I had finished. I cut greeting card envelopes in half and decorated them with washi tape. I filled each mini envelope with a card to give and left them in their bedrooms. The ones that didn't live with us I put in an envelope and mailed. I thought it was a creative way to give them to those I Love.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mexican Pasta Salad

3/4 lb ground beef
1/2 - 1/3 cup chopped onion
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup water
8 oz rotini pasta
2 tomatoes, chopped
8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup sliced black olives
1 avocado, peeled and cubed
1- 1 1/2 cups taco sauce
2-3 cup shredded lettuce

In large skillet brown ground beef and onion; drain off excess fat; add seasoning mix and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook rotini according to package directions. Add remaining ingredients, stir gently. Serve hot or cold. When serving cold, add shredded lettuce just prior to serving.